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Stephen & Carol Huber: 17th - 19th Century Needlework

Queen of Sheba & King Solomon from Huber

Queen of Sheba Visiting King Solomon in circa 900 BCE
Raised and Padded, Beadwork Picture
English c.1660

This rare and charming beadwork picture depicts the Queen of Sheba (now the country of Yemen) visiting King Solomon, in Jerusalem circa 900 BCE. The black queen known for her beauty, wit, and wisdom traveled several years to meet King Solomon and test his famed wisdom with hard philosophical questions and riddles.

Note 1: The Queen and her attendants are depicted as Caucasian women in this 17th century English picture.

Note 2: The term "Stumpwork" was never used in the 17th century when referring to "Raised and padded needlework".
Glass beads, mica, silk and metallic threads on silk; 10 ¾" x 13 ½" framed.


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